Commuting between the Lab and the Rockridge BART station, and along the Blue route, will get easier starting Thursday, Sept. 6.
One of the consistent themes from the recent July 2018 Employee Commute Survey was improvements to the shuttle service for Rockridge BART. Thanks to your feedback, there will be more shuttles and they will be timed to the BART schedule.
The six-month pilot program starts Sept. 6 and includes:
- An increase in shuttle service to and from the Rockridge BART station, with service every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute hours.
- Shuttle departure times will align with the BART schedule.
- The route will also change slightly to include stops on Alcatraz at Hillegass, Telegraph at Webster and Parker, College at Haste, and Piedmont at Bancroft to serve employees living near the route.
If you are a new rider to the shuttle route, when you exit the Rockridge BART station, look for the statue of the large animal. The shuttle stops at the passenger loading zone on College Avenue to the right of the animal. Check out the new schedule and route.
A permanent change is an additional shuttle to the Blue Route. This will increase the frequency of runs and lessen overcrowding. The Orange Route schedule will change to every 15 minutes, from every 10 minutes in the morning hours, due to low ridership.